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Billy Batte Bryan

Military

Died on 2 July 1944. Bryan was on a transport flight on a UC-78 Bobcat from Carentan to Chilbolton, before going on operational leave, his aircraft experienced an engine failure, and crashed close to St Mark's Church in Ampfield, killing all on board.

Service

People

  • Dale Francis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 50th Fighter Group
    Died on 2 July 1944. Francis was on a transport flight on a UC-78 Bobcat from Carentan to Chilbolton, before going on operational leave, his aircraft experienced an engine failure, and crashed close to St Mark's Church in Ampfield, killing all on board.

  • Walter Hayes

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 50th Fighter Group
    Died on 2 July 1944. Hayes was on a transport flight on a UC-78 Bobcat from Carentan to Chilbore going on operational leave, his aircraft experienced an engine failure, and crashed close to lton, before St. Mark's Church in Ampfield, killing all on board.

  • Norman Nelson

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 50th Fighter Group
    Died on 2 July 1944. Nelson was on a transport flight on a UC-78 Bobcat from Carentan to Chilbolton, before going on operational leave, his aircraft experienced an engine failure, and crashed close to St Mark's Church in Ampfield, killing all on board.

  • Duran Quinn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 50th Fighter Group
    Died on 2 July 1944. Quinn was on a transport flight on a UC-78 Bobcat from Carentan to Chilbolton, before going on operational leave, his aircraft experienced an engine failure, and crashed close to St Mark's Church in Ampfield, killing all on board.

Units served with

  • 50th Fighter Group

    50th Fighter Group

    Group
    Before the build-up to D-Day, the group were based in the United States as part of the Fighter School Command and the Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics. In spring 1944 though, like so many other fighter and bomb groups, the 50th Fighter Group...

  • 313th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-7528

    AT-17 Bobcat
    Crashed on 2 July 1944 on a transport flight from Carentan to Chilbolton, when the aircraft experienced an engine failure, and crashed close to St Mark's Church in Ampfield, killing all on board.

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born 18 May 1922
Died Ampfield 2 July 1944
Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Cameron, Texas

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2020 12:32:04 Emily Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

Information provided by user miAmigo through correspondence with AAM

Story of the crash at White Horse at Ampfield

Ampfield 9AF memorial

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